Acute pancreatitis

G. A. Calleja, J. S. Barkin

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Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease of variable clinical severity. The pathologic conditions that correlate with clinical severity and with local systemic complications range from mild edema to pancreatic an peripancreatic necrosis. This article discusses diagnosis, etiology, laboratory evaluation, and imaging studies with respect to acute pancreatitis. Assessing the prognosis, detecting complications, and therapy are discussed also.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1037-1056
Number of pages20
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume77
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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  • Medicine(all)

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